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Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
check of the traffic with mike massco. >>> talking about baltimore city, impacted with the water main break from last week. expect tie ups, especially around light street. we will keeping an eye on 895, issues with the long-term construction, that's going to wrap up next month. 895 northbound, they are working on the bridge. by mid august that should be all taken care of. 69 a, ramp towards the westbound, route 372, going to give you problems this morning. we will talk about your traffic, coming up in a little bit. >>> 7 days in the darks one baltimore county community had to deal with. we will have a live report on what they are saying was the problem. and the latest on the timeline, detours and progress of baltimore's light street water main break. you are waking up to what is new in maryland. you nied power, you never know how much you need it until it's gone. june 29th, knocked out power for hundreds of thousands in the area. one community says the thing could have been avoided. linda so is live to explain. these people say this comes down to the trees. >> reporter: that's ri
ABC
Jul 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
the morning. use route 40 as an alternative route. going towards the south in baltimore city. 895 into the route 2 frank first avenue a slowup due to -- due to constuck and toll plazas -- construction and toll plazas into the fort mchenry along # 5 northbound between toll plaz -- 95 northbound between toll plazas speeds have been knocked down. more construction delays towards the south moving along pennington avenue and ordinance road. you will see sighups due to construction. a live shot shows a -- not a bad looking shot. there's another shotfor you? we will show youch the drive times route 43 -- you. the drive times 95 to 83, 11 minutes and 795 to 95, just about 12 minutes. charley. >>> as masco mention monument street will be closed for a few days more while crews continue to repair the large srchg shoal. b -- searching hole. engineers are using radar technology to see other damage was done to pipes underneath the searching hole. >>> break news some in baltimore county will need a place to stay after a two-alarm fire that started after 2 this morning near the 3600 block of yeno
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> the city of baltimore continues to deal with water main break. i am hive with reports on what -- i am live with reports on what you need to know to get around the problem. >> a sailor sentenced. he learns his fate today. and on the run, a murder suspect reportedly tries to flee with a parked passenger jet and things go from bad to worst. first, staying cool. it's going to be the name of the game again. brace yourself for another scorcher for the 5th time this summer. we hit 100 degrees yesterday and we are expected to be well above the # 0s today. -- 90s today. good morning it's wednesday thanks for joining us i am megan prinko charley live but mike masco joins us. -- pringle, charlee live but mike masco joins us today. >> if we end and continue the stretch, we will be the hottest. let's talk weather and about yesterday. we hit 100. right now it's 81 degrees. not much of a drop in the temperatures to the overnight and we are continuing to see the temperatures that will soar this afternoon. let's look at temperatures right now. 81 degrees and we have been talking heat indexes and de
ABC
Jul 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
three people in our state have died a man in montgomery and two elderly one in baltimore city and wicomico. let's check in with meteorologist mike match theasco to see how things are going -- mike masco. >> we sit at 70 degrees and a comfortable morning. calm wind and visibility around 10 miles. that's good news. 71 dover. down towards salisbury at 70. you notice the dew points into the 60s and a few 50s towards york. a comfortable morning and we have clear skies overhead. so we will forecast mostliy skies. 94 for the two -- mostly sunny skies. 49 for the -- 94 for around two. let's get the check on the timesaver traffic and remember we have nearly a hundred traffic lights out across the city and surrounding areas. treat each intersection with a dead light and a four way stop. one issue so far this morning we have blocked ramp on 695 inner loop at route 7 in philadelphia road. outside a live look at 695 at 295. clear sailing for now but that's certain to change later this morning. drive times looking like this. 11 minutes about across the board. 695 outer loop from 95 to # 3. and
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
companies in baltimore city closed their doors for good. what it could mean for you as a response time and which companies are staying open a few months more. >> and it may be hot but if you plan to spruce up your lawn we have tips on what to do to mack it look the best on the block. monday morning, thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. hot temperatures out there and lightning overnight. another band of severe weather moving across parts of virginia. and pennsylvania and scattered throughout maryland. behind it could cooler temperatures be in the future? let's check in with meteor will gist mike masco in for lynette what is in store. >> we are hoping cooler temperatures come in. it's going to be lower humidity today. but still some storms popping across the area. look at the houston shoreline getting rocked with storms. ocean city towards dover much of the attered showers and stea showers especially a-- and lightning coming down and that's going to cross along 70s. there could be a localized flash flooding. we have local area roadways in central frank
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
still without power. and much need air-conditioning. most of the people are in baltimore city and in baltimore county. they are the biggest numbers without the power this morning. >>> our outage in d.c. left some riders hiking. take a look at the i video coming in. the green line train lost power monday after waiting in a hot car for another train to come rescue them for about 30 minutes the driver told passengers the rescue train lost power too. that's when people got out of the cars and started walking in the 90-degree heat. the passengers walking to the college park station and people there were concerned that the pregnant and elderly passengers they may be at risk but everyone arrived safely hat college park station. >>> meanwhile in joplin and tuscaloosa some of them are getting new homes. nine homes will be unveiled tomorrow and five in joplin, missouri and four in tuscaloosa, alabama. you'll recall both of those cities affected by major tornadoes last year. >>> news around the nation at least three florida lifeguards are now looking for new jobs after rescuing a drowning man.
ABC
Jul 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
shaded in the orange color. baltimore city, county, you are under that through the remainder of today. i will talk about when the heat wave will break, those details coming up. >>> if you are traveling through the tunnels this morning, construction does continue on 895, no delays. the northbound lanes of 895, clocking in at 58 miles per hour. 95, white marsh, no problems at route ro43, an easy ride in to the city. as we pull up drive times, no problems on the jfx. 11 minutes to downtown east fayette. 695 clear on the outer loop towards 95. that will tick you eleven minutes. eleven minutes from 95 up to 83. >>> breaking news come out of north baltimore, police are investigating a triple shooting. it happened near del reese park. linda so is live this morning from police headquarters with more on what happened. >> reporter: here is what we know so far, police say the shooting happened inside a house. one person is dead, two people taken to the hospital. police repond responded to 5508 at 1:30 when they got there they found two men and one mom shot. one man was taken to shock trauma. invest
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
. let's check traffic with baltimore city we are expecting continued delays this morning as light street is closed between east baltimore and lombard street. that's due to last week's water main break. also keeping an eye on long- term construction continuing on 895 northbound between route 2 and frank ford avenue because of bridge repairs and towards parts of 695 between route 1 and 59 minor construction. 695 live shot, pretty good looking commute. the drive times this morning again starting out pretty early. nice commute 23r 9 -- commute from 95 to 83 a 12-minute drive. another check on traffic and weather in a little bit. >>> breaking news at least 11 people are dead fog a -- following a crash in south texas. that happened in the town of goal add 100 -- goal goe lee add in -- goliad. all victims were in the same pickup truck. police are not saying how bad conditions are this morning. >>> it's 4:32. we are getting new information out of aurora colorado. that shooting that killed 12 and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president arrived in colorado su
ABC
Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
: good morning. we have a few problems in baltimore city. we are dealing with the repairs to the water main break. light street is shut down between baltimore and lombard street. you can use hopkins place as an alternate. east baltimore, a huge searching hole. so monument street will be closed between patterson park avenue and wolf street. no problems on 95 through white marsh. it will be clear as you head towards eastern avenue. and heading out to the harrisburg expressway, this is what it looks like in hunt valley at shawan road. nothing to get in your word towards 695. and this is what the beltway looks like in overly lea overrule -- over lea -- overlea. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. new health care coverage for women takes effect tomorrow under the affordable care act. senator barbara mikulski isjoining democrats today to announce the plan. >> the rally at penn state in a parking lot there. a radio program hosting a rally to show support for the football players who decided to remain with the nittany lions amid the sanctions. >>> with the drough
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
, she has a check of the traffic. >>> breaking news in baltimore city, there is a house fire onlinwood at fayette street. if you are traveling in the area, stick with lakewood as your alternate route. no problems to tell you about on 95, nice and clear, heading towards 495, towards the tunnel. harrisburg expressway, hunt valley, everything up to speed. once you get onto the beltway, here is what it looks like. bel air, 11 minutes from 95 to 83. that's a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. >>> new video of angry passengers at an airport in dallas, texas. they had to make an emergency landing after a cease disruption on their flight. ñ' >>> five things you need to know on this tuesday morning. leaders from maryland food bank and at&t will open a new network enhancing connectivity, allowing the staff to be in contact with one another throughout the workday. >>> stephanie rawlings blake is joining notre dame helping kick off the national cancer prevention study, the american cancer society is looking for volunteers to help researchers understand the genetic environmental and lifestyle
ABC
Jul 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
director of that school's famous band, jillian white, he announced his retirement in may. a baltimore city firefighter is suspended without pay this morning after being arrested in connection with a prostitution ring. police say 29-year-old ja mar simmons along with 34-year-old franklin colt is in custody following that bufd. officers executed a search warrant at a house on south pulaski street in south baltimore earlier this week. inside they found evidence of a prostitution ring. local experts in human trafficking say they're not at all surprised one of the alleged pimps is a firefighter. >> one of the best ways for criminals to operate is to have a daytime persona that seems legitimate and then on their off hours, on their down time have this other kind of thing going on. >> police say simmons had a sex trafficking charge in 2010. he received probation before judgment that allowed him to keep his job. >>> no word yet this morning on charges for a deadly cecil county crash. the driver of the car a man from pennsylvania slammed into charlotte buoy as she was getting her mail. buoy di
ABC
Jul 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
character. >>> 4:47 right now. and there's a new blueprint for improving the baltimore city police department. the fraternal order of police created a plan to cut crime and taxes. union leaders say that the department needs to enhance recruiting and officer benefits if they want to continue with recent success in cutting violent crime. >> you have an fop here saying we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of the resources and taking better care of the police officers on the street who got the job done for you over the last four, five years. >> wants the department to require new recruits to have completed either two years of college or military service. the union brought in a consulting group and compared the city's police department to those in other major cities to come up with the list of recommendations. >>> hundreds of public service workers in scranton, pennsylvania including the mayor have now cut their pay to minimum wage. the mayor went against the court order when he slashed the wages. he says the city had no choice with a $16 milli
ABC
Jul 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
violence, baltimore city police say they have a new plan to keep the peace. a perimeter fence and bike rack also circle the inner harbor in an effort to control the crowd. police will watch the visitors with cameras also they will watch by helicopter. >> we wish people were adult and would conduct themselves the right way. but when they don't, we will do our jobs. >> police expect more than 200 you to people to flood the inner harbor for the fireworks show and ten times the size of the new year's eve crowd. >>> coming up this morning at a 5:45, we will talk to livefireworks experts. they will tell us about safety tips and what's legal and illegal in the state of maryland and demonstrate how to use fireworks in a safe manner. stick around for that. once again coming up at 5:45. >>> when severe weather strikes, everyone comes in to help out. >> stay with us this morning. people in parts of florida are getting assistance in the aftermath of tropical storm debby from an unlikely place. >> why hundreds are lining upoutside stores in the scorching temperatures exactly what they need. we
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
charlottesville. she'll then head to fredricksburg. >>> one of the many clothing manufacturers in baltimore getting a visit from ben carden. he'll talk about the need to keep more jobs here in the u.s. >>> spend the day at ocean city today to help the dolphins. this is done every single year to see how well dolphins are reproducing and get a feel of the overall health of the ocean. you can count the dolphins along the beach. this is happening at 40th street. >>> the holy month of ramadan begins today. it is the holiest period of the islamic year. muslims may not eat or drink during daylight hours. >>> a lot to talk about as far as the weather goes. mike has going to update us on that, but, first, traffic because lauren cook is here to get you out the door safely this morning. >>reporter: unfortunately the weather is going to really have an impact on your commute this morning. we've got a downed tree in anne arundel county, that's going to be right in pasadena on magadispl ee bridge road. a lot of standing water on the jfx. if you are traveling on 83 this morning, do be extra careful. we, of
ABC
Jul 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
officially goes on display today at the intend sea, air and space museum in new york city. >>> and another attraction in baltimore the historic mansion house at the maryland zoo reopens today. built in 1801 the house has been a home to a restaurant, a day school and to bird. it opens tonight at 5:30. >>> can you buy local? that's the challenge and it starts on saturday. today governor o'malley is hosting a buy local cookout at government house. so this is basically what you're encouraged to do. use one locally bought product for each of your meals. >>> and check this out. a piece of toast now going in the auction block in london. looks -- okay. but this is not just any normal piece of toast. it was served to prince charles the morning of his wedding to princess diana 1981. it's expected to fetch around $800. i think the obvious question guys this morning if you're watching at home is why? >> why. >> i'd pay $1,000. >> of course you would. >> $2,000. >> our facebook question something to think about this morning. whose toast would you buy? let us know and weigh in on facebook. >> no
ABC
Jul 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
extended through tuesday. baltimore mayor passed out ice in a community trying to help in the heat. the community action program will operate five centers around the city, the centers will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., each will have cool air and free water. the health department's office of aging and care services will offer 6 additional centers on a code red heat alert day. the health department recommends that you remember to drink plenty of water or juice. avoid alcohol and caffeine, wear light colored clothing. remember to check on senior citizens and you can call 311 with a heat related medical emergency and log on to abc2news.com for a complete list of the cooling centers. that story is listed on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> in the midst of the weather, news to help you cool down, july is national ice cream month and a good excuse to head to the nearest ice cream shop to help clear down. today 42 baltimore county public scales will be closed -- schools will be closed. teachers are already in the classrooms. the last time there were this many schools
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
have done something like this to such an africa inhumanity. >> pay phones in new york city are. [audio not understandable] >> as we go to break a live look down at federal hill in baltimore. you are waking up to what's new in maryland. we are back in a bit. ñ' >>> five things to know about on this friday morning. a judge will hear oral arguments on both sides of the lawsuit stemming from the bp oil spill of 2010. workers claimed they were sickened by the chemicals used to clean up oil. >>> vince gray speaks to the media today about calls for his resignation and the investigation into his 2010 campaign. he is accused of use more than $650,000 in illegal funds to win the election. >>> and lieutenant governor anthony brown presides over the largest ever state trooper graduation. it's the largest crass in the 91 year history of the academy. >>> ray rice holds an antibullying event tonight in columbia. the goal of the event is to raise awareness about bullying in schools and teen suicide. gates open at 6. >>> starbucks is breaking ground on the newest u.s. manufacturing plant in au
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> good times at the beach. >> things seem quiet. >> i missed the big sink hole in baltimore last week. it shuts down east monument, between wolf and patterson park avenue. stick with orleans. no problems to report on the jfx in to the city and beltway. nice and clear all the way around. >> speaking of color and the sun, the temperatures were great to do it and do it safely of course. >> we will be able to do a little bit of it today. sun and clouds mixing in. don't let the seasonable temperatures fool you. we will have a little bit of humidity. dew points in the 60s in baltimore right now. it is humid. more of the same heading over to frederick and york. 70 dc and more of the same in salisbury in terms of the humidity, check out the temperatures, 71 degrees aberdeen. 72 gwen oak. >>> today there will be changes to the roads in downtown baltimore. construction begins to transform the roads in to high speed raceways for the coming grand prix. linda so is live downtown with a preview of what people can expect and how it could be affecting their commute today. >> reporter: the hope is it won'
ABC
Jul 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
baltimore city. i got to facebook message in rosedale with war zone like conditions. just impressive stuff. take a look at the pictures we got in. powerlines are down and as we head towards chester town, both toppled with wind 70 miles an hour from michael. just impressive pictures. send those pictures to facebook. here's what's going on guys. we're kind of sandwiched between two weather events. dallas warning in norfolk and virginia beach. this is going to be a dangerous storm event from detroit back  towards cincinnati and columbus. does it make into the baltimore viewing area? once again, we'll answer that coming up. >>> millions are frustrated. we know you had it up to here with sweating. abc 2 news cheryl connor with a family. >> reporter: there's no cleaning up the storm at the brian house in edgewater. an accident that police say can only be blamed on matter nature took their son kevin life. >> you would have never thought you driving down the road a tree falls on you and kill you. >> reporter: parts of 25-year- old kevin o'brien car is mixed with tree that is in pieces. families
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
: kelly, instead of putting out fires, a city of baltimore firefighter is accused of putting on parties with prostitutes. folks in the neighborhood say they just thought they were throwing after-hour parties because there were a lot of cars and a lot of women. >> there was a lot of fine women going up in there. you know, i didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: city police say there was a lot more to it than just that. they say 29-year-old jamar marvin simmons, a city of baltimore firefighter, and his firefighter, franklin coit, ran a sophisticated online prostitution ring. although the police will not go into details about this operation, they say they seized evidence that shows this had been going on for quite a while. >> various ledgers and documents would suggest that an online prostitution operation was being conducted from the location. >> reporter: also neighbors say unfortunately this area has a reputation for prostitution, but they never thought there would be anything going on like this just up the street. >> i've been living here for three years and i have children and i
ABC
Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
over the 40,000 mark. baltimore city, baltimore county continue to be the big areas with nearly 130,000 people without power. howard, carroll, harford, you're slowly coming back to normal. you'll see under this there's a car. joce sterman came upon it today. >> reporter: that car is one of the stories. these people in the 1100 block of east northern parkway, they have a sidewalk to contend with. worse than that they can't get into their house. four huge trees are blocking their house as we speak. they have lots of cleanup. their story is one of many we saw over baltimore city today. if you want to get to judy willie wells' house it's going to take worth. >> this is the path way. >> reporter: four fallen trees have trapped wells and others. they have been yanked from the ground and pulling sidewalks with them. >> this is like hitting the lottery. >> reporter: not in a good way. >> no, not in a good way. >> reporter: you can't go a few blocks without finding another problem tree. in hamilton they've taken down power polls -- poles and wires. they are trying to get the electricity
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
warning for southern baltimore county and baltimore city itself. the heat index value has reached 110 dangerous heat. the orange shaded counties nothing sneeze about and a heat advisory in effect. the heat warning including the city of baltimore. right now the air temperature downtown is at a staggering 101 degrees. not that hot at the air but still in the upper 90s. you see what happens when you add the humidity almost statewide except sport high country to the west. we have heat index values pushing into the mid to low 100 teens. it's a cool radar but a hot evening. we'll talk about the peak of the heat, which is yet to come. that's straight ahead. >>> day six and lot of you are without power. 44,000 people across the state are powerless. baltimore county has close to 20,000 outages. baltimore city has more than 10,000. anne arundel county more than 4,000 in the dark. howard just under 6,000. if your power is out call 877-778-2222. if someone told you late june a thunderstorm would knock out your power for almost a week you'd say never. make it six days. when the time stopped. r
ABC
Jul 11, 2012 5:30pm EDT
could get greater disclosure about where the power outages were. here in the city of baltimore, there were tens of thousands of people without power. the city had workers knocking on doors trying to find these people and in some cases rescue them in the intense heat we had after the power went out. they are asking for a study to find out where some power lines might be buried and whether that could be helpful. the mayor knows people needed help and hoping the power companys will provide it in the future. >> with the heat continuing to rise and the length of times out power continued to lengthen, these people would need additional assistance, we were able to get that lift. our hope is moving forward we will be able to get it sooner. >> reporter: mayor asking bge to increase the number of tree trimming and limb trimming that goes on before the storm so when one hits it's not as serious. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> was she concerned about the lack of resources or the response time? >> reporter: i think she was pleased with the level of resources put in here based on her comments. i
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
operator of baltimore city. we have to make a decision for what's best for the citizens of baltimore city. >> reporter: the governor has pledged to provide written form of the bill by the end of the week. anne arundel and prince george's counties are also getting the sale. >> i think if there isn't a majority, you probably won't have a special session. >> reporter: at baltimore city city hall, jeff hager. >> the clock is running down for the governor to call a special session and for lawmakers to approve table games. now baltimore's delegation argues it could hurt, but do they have a case? kelly swoope is live with a look at the numbers. >> investigators looked into how the new maryland live! casino affected the casino in perryville. in 26 days the casino took in $28 1/2 million. it appears to be cutting into perryville's take. in june they generated less than $8 million. that's a 21% drop in revenue from the month before and almost 10% less than hollywood casino made in june of last year. keep in mind, maryland live! hasn't been open a whole month yet. now it's important to point out these numbers ar
ABC
Jul 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
baltimore city where government officials work to get it right. baltimore, that means extending the hours of city pools, and adding cooling centers. trying to make the heat and no power somewhat palpable wheel city leaders hold bge accountable for restoring power at a quicker rate. >> right now our restoration rate has fallen behind the state average. that is not sat test factory -- satisfactory. >> reporter: baltimore city is saying this is the third worst storm in the city's history. >> it seems hot that they're in the getting the power back on. >> reporter: they're trying. they're below the average statewide but they're trying hard. >> thank you. listen, are you planning that family vacation? the latest vacation scam making the rounds and how to avoid being taken. mashed potatoes and gravy. mac 'n cheese... mashed potatoes and gravy! mac 'n cheese. [ male announcer ] now you don't have to pick a side. buy any kfc 10 pc meal or larger and choose two more large sides free. today tastes so good. t a bike ride? you're not my dad ahh!! hey honey, back feels better, little dancing toni
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Jul 10, 2012 5:30pm EDT
>>> now, abc 2 news at 5:30. >>> right now, a baltimore city firefighter is charged with running an online prostitution ring. jamar marvin simmons, a 10-year veteran of the fire department, was arrested. we'll have much more coming up at 6. >>> good news tonight when it comes to the health of the chesapeake bay. according to reports, maryland is on track to meet its goals for improving the health of the bay. maryland has exceeded its cover crop goal as far as the future goals. the report says urban septic system pollution -- >>> students in baltimore are showing progress in math but not so much in reading. the state department of education results were released today. >>> we start tonight focusing on your money and the taxes that you pay. it's convenient. open 24 hours and right now it's tax-free. we're talking about online shopping. but all that tax-free shopping may soon change. >> how about organic green iced tea? >> reporter: if you buy anything from a store in washington, d.c., the sales tax is 10%. but if you bought something online from a business that doesn't have a physical
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, they will patrol. it's an attempt to calm fears the movie going public may have. baltimore city place will staff police officers at all city movie theaters whether showing the dark night rises or not, this is not to alarm anyone or a response to any kind of real >> i think an attack at a movie theater hits home for individuals, i know other cities like new york have taken similar actions. we want to make sure people have an enjoyable time. the police are there. we are doing what they pay us to do. >> bay the time the matinee showing of the movie today, movie goers are aware of what happened in colorado. coming up we will speak with some of them and get their reactions as they walked in to our local theaters. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> the shooting forced the cancellation of the premier of the movie. crews spent the day taking down the red carpet display for the premier. workers were spotted along the front of theater. the studio released a statement this afternoon saying warner brothers and the film makers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking inaccident. we extend sympa
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
15 ended service today in baltimore city among heavy strike outny with residents and fire -- scrutiny of residents and firefighters, truck 10 has been given an extension until october when it will show down, but residents say safety really is their main concern. >> they saved my life. i passed out here near the woods and they came me, and brought an ambulance to me and came and saved my life. >> i would )a÷say bthe !k÷7gov would need to look somewhere else to cut the budget than to mess with the fire department. >>> tom blast within the fire department says the city's fire response time is still quicker than the national average. they claim these changes won't slow down the response time. >>> the people behind the st. patrick's day beating pleaded guilty today. aaron parsons the suspect who in the studio was sentenced to three years in prison, a judge sentenced two of the suspects davis and deangelo carter to time served and probation. and baldwin, the fourth person in the video had already been in trouble for another crime and faces three years in jail. >>> top officia
ABC
Jul 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
forecast coming up. >>> top story this evening, baltimore city's fire chief will get a waive and contract extension. this has drawn sharp criticism from firefighters and union leaders. christian schaffer is in downtown baltimore where the reaction was less than receptive. >> reporter: chief james clack of the fire department makes $161,000 already, today the board of estimates extended the contract through the year 2018 with raises of $3000 each year at the end of the contract, for the making, $190,000 a year. this is drawn fire of course because of all the talk of the past several weeks and months over the closure of three fire companies in baltimore city, truck 15, east baltimore, truck 10 west baltimore, squad 11 southeast baltimore. the heads of both of the union that represent firefighters and fire office testified here against the raise saying the members haven't gotten raises and the chief shouldn't either. the firefighters rejected a raise that was proposed to them during the negotiations, their response to that was, sure you are you were going to give us a raise but goin
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
it will increase patrols around them and the malls they maybe located in. in the city, baltimore city police are staffing officers at all locations whether it is showing the movie or not. look for a presence at the science center downtown , the lands mark in harbor east , the challenges and rotunda in hamdon. >> it hits homes for individuals. other cities like knock have taken similar actions. we want the make shaw people have an enjoyable time and know the police are there. >> reporter: it is an increased preps police say will continue throughout this weekend. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> news of the shooting, it's everywhere, for children and adults it can be difficult to process. here are some ways to talk to you child. joce sterman picks up the team coverage tonight with the way to help them understand. it comes down to how old they ares you need to take a different approach depending on your child's age. experts say a child about fife or six, needs to be told that something happened but pains are in charge and taking care of them. you don't need to go in to a lot of detail. an o
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on our abc2 weather app. >>> here we are in baltimore city. temperature right now at 101 as we approach 6:15 on this july night. wyatt will be back with a look at the forecast. listen, if you're sitting down, do yourself a favor, stand up for this next story. abc2 news health reporter talks about why some doctors are taking a stand against sitting. >> reporter: lisa has always tried to live healthy but life often gets in the way. like so many of us as soon as she gets up, lisa finds herself sitting back down. >> i sit all day at the office, commute to and from work. with a 2-year-old i have less time to get formal workouts. >> reporter: lisa has found a more envelope at way to -- informal way to workout. in the corner of her office she has a treadmill desk. >> we're sitting more and more and more. the average person has gone from standing 90% to standing 35%. >> reporter: a doctor from ohio state said the simple act of sitting is leading to complications. >> it increases your risk of heart disease by 33. >>> inso you lynn works 40% less. that means more and more fat gets put in
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Jul 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
drop that in baltimore city, but as you head towards dc, still under that watchnot 10:00. i do expect. you're still under that watch but we have to go all the way down towards parts of caliber county and some ferocious storms moving through the dc area. this is going to make a run for lexington park and then off shore. so the good news is not too severe weather across the city limits, but it's stillworm outside. 89 degrees. we got to our record of 100 degrees today. we will hit our normal values as we head into tomorrow. there could be an isolated stormx but the best shot will be toward the south. i'll have the seven day coming up in just a bit. >> well the heat wave should break tonight, but not before it has taken the lives of 13 people. 13 people died in our area. it's been a struggle for those without electricity for more than a week. cheryl conner has more. >> reporter: they knocked on doors and knocked again. a few hours went by before volunteers with the maryland defense force foun people without power who needed them. harry smith was happy to see the men and women in un
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Jul 19, 2012 5:30pm EDT
and women who are creating awareness one step at a time. >> reporter: baltimore city fire department in conjunction with the national fallen firefighters foundation held a memorial stair climb to fdñhonor the sacrifices made by men and women whose lives were claimed on september 11th. >> i'm retired from the fdny. i lost a lot of family, fdny members in the trade center. the men and women who are behind us right now, they are remembering them. for me as well as all the family members who lost loves ones. >> reporter: hundreds of firefighters came to support the nonprofit fallen firefighters fund like battalion chief paramedic angel from prince george's county. she and the boys are climbing the stairs to honor some of the fallen heroes. it's for richard allen, on ladder 15. it's a great cause to raise money for the families of the fallen firefighters. >> reporter: this large family of firefighters will climb seven flights to equal the 110 flights, the same number as the world trade center towers. this climb is a time to remember and pay tribute to those 340 members of the fire depart
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
successful one. >> reporter: kelly, numbers don't lie. if the primary goal of baltimore city's police officer was to stop crime then his era is a step in the right direction. violent crimes, murders, and ra. in 2011, bealefeld's last year we had a little more than 9,000 report violent crimes, a 16% drop. last year's murder rated, the lowest on record since 1977. overall, crime did rise in 2011. most of that is connected to the increase in home and car burglaries. >> while the city works on a replacement, the deputy commissioner is now the acting police commissioner. he is card candidate for the full-time job. the mayor has selected a panel to pick the next chief. ken thompson was on the mayor's transition hall team. on the panel you'll find educators from johns hopkins, ron followed daniels, business leaders and president and investment of an investment firm and folks who work for city hall. >>> bealefeld is the fifth commissioner since 2000. it was headed up by ronald daniel. norris was in the position a bit longer. after norris came kevin clark who held it from 2003 to 2004. then le
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Jul 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
average price is now more than $5 a pack. >>> new, baltimore city will receive seven and a half million dollars of a 175 million-dollar settlement with wells fargo over accusations it discriminated against minorities, in violation of fair labor laws in 36 states. baltimore filed the suit in 2008 because of the subprime lending practices targeted minority neighborhoods in the city. >> if you are african american or latino, you are more likely to be placed in a subprime loan or pay more for the mortgage loan though you are qualified and deserved better treatment. >> they have agreed to commit to lending more than 400 million in baltimore city for the next five-years with more than 100 million for low and moderate income residents. >>> new report showed foreclosures are up from 26% from the end of last year. california based report says that one in 300 homes in foreclosure in maryland. they report there is about a 8% drop from this time a year ago. >>> that pit bulldog rolling in maryland is on hold after the court ruled that pit bull owners would be liable if the dog bites without previou
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Jul 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
summer learning laws, which is very prevalent among children in baltimore city who zoo get a chance to be a part of some summer program. and we really want our young people to excel and to -- when fall comes along to be on point in their grade. >> reporter: the four-week program allows 60 students to connect classroom skills to real world activities. today students are learning to make a healthy salad in a cooking class. by the looks of things, they're enjoying the lesson. >> i like cooking. we get to try out new things. >> we do activities and learn a lot. >> students also enjoy other classes like arts and crafts, sports and games. the students what they learn to become more productive with hands on experience. they're responsible in using both learning and real world skills. this shows how to use what they're learning to create a product which could be used on an open market. it's held during the school year. >> i like that we can learn all day and do lots of work. >> i like learning, learning about the eco system. >> so thanks to a program, these students are well on their way to
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Jul 31, 2012 5:30pm EDT
case. >>> baltimore city police commissioner bealefeld beam -- fred bealefeld spent his last day on the job. under his lead, baltimore has seen violent crime decrease over the past five years. the commissioner says he's unsure what his next more of will be. >>> a panel from the state has approve lad license for that compos in because the. the the -- rocky gap has scaled down their original plans from 850 slot machines down to 500. >>> well, a quiet neighborhood in littlersville was interrupted by screams and the sounds of police helicopter. a man attacked his moghts are-- mother. >> i'm a big yard person, so i was working on my yard. >> reporter: that's what terry was doing in this ser reason neighborhood. police say this man, 21-year-old james zito became very enraged in his home. >> volatile in nature. restrained family members. the mother arrived home and he ended up stabbing her and fleeing on foot oar are the here risks scene spilled outside and terry saw it unfold. >> the moargtd -- mother was laying in the yard. the man who did it was hollering something about suicide. >> rep
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Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the flashing blue light has become synonymous with baltimore city as a one-eyed mascot on a beer can. for better or worse it is baltimore and a crime fighting tool mayor stephanie rawlings-blake has been looking to double down on since her days as council president. a bet she cashed in at wednesday morning's board of estimates meeting. >> the security cameras will be used in the application. when the database is complete it will allow police and control rooms to immediately identify a particular area where a crime is. >> reporter: thanks to a donation by the abel foundation the city will now develop a way for businesses and residents to opt in to the existing city watch grid. basically giving police access to the security cameras when a crime happens near them. it's optional but could exponentially increase the reach of catching crime on tape or preventing it. >> when you give us access to the cameras inside of the locations it just further stretches our arms. it gives us more ability to solve crimes. >> reporter: the police department is on board as this new application would gi
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
%. but for math, proficiency rose from 73.7% to 76.2%. >>> in baltimore city, the scores reflect an improvement in math scores, but a decrease in reading. >> i think parents need to go to their schools. they need to understand how their schools perform. they're going to see that most of the schools made their targets. 70% of the schools made their goals in reading and math, 80's. 76% of the schools in reading. so they need to go to their schools and see how their schools did. >> now, we still have to see whether the scores will increase because of planned school construction, thanks to some new funding from an increased tax. >>> shop >>> shoppers, find out what congress is considering that could end the days of tax-free online shopping. >>> watch how some quick thinking saved their lives when we come back. [ mosquitoes buzzing ] ♪ [ female announcer ] repel mosquitoes without spraying your skin. try off! clip-on repellant. in minutes, its fan surrounds you, head to toe with effective odorless protection. whether it's at a game, enjoying family, or just relaxing, repel mosquitoes a
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Jul 6, 2012 5:30pm EDT
>>> now, abc2 news at 5:30. >>> baltimore city is under a code red heat alert through the weekend and people will be seeing triple digit temperatures. a nice heat related death was reported. a man in baltimore county. this heat can be dangerous and deadly. let's check in with wyatt everhart to find out how long this extreme heat is going to last. i hope you got good news for us. >> the end is in sight. the problem is the end doesn't get here until monday. a lot of heat this weekend. the peak coming tomorrow. our excessive warning nearly statewide, except for the mountains where it's a different climate. through saturday even eve. we are talking about a humid warm night. the grounds extremely hot from the days in a row of heat and sunshine today. we will get down close to 80, upper 70s. the numbers have been in the upper 90s. feeling like 107 frederick. 101 baltimore. that is a computer glitch. 140 easton, i don't think so. weather equipment is having difficulty. 102 tomorrow. that's going to be the peak of the heat wave. that's not the index, that's the air temperature tomorrow. >
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
stabbed weatherford. >>> tonight baltimore city police are searching for suspects in a stabbing on reisterstown road on monday that backed up traffic during the evening rush hour. the three men were seen next to the 7 eleven in the 5100 block. they crossed the road. one man stabbed a victim repeatedly near the bus stop. the man collapsed when the suv ran over him. paramedics transported the man to a local hospital where he is still listed in critical condition. >>> tonight baltimore police need your help trying to identify this man. he's wanted in connection with a sexual assault. it happened in the 2300 block of aiken street. anyone with information is asked to call the city police department's sex offense unit. 410-396-2076. >>> new tonight, the catholic priest at the center of the landmark sexual abuse coverup in philadelphia was sentenced to six years in prison. he is the highest ranking church member. the lawyers claims he repeatedly told higherups about the abuse but was under strict orders not to remove anyone from the church. >> we welcome that level of interest -- >>> penn
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Jul 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> 147,000. the numbers go down and back up. baltimore city, you're seeing better. 40,000 without power. at the height
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Jul 9, 2012 5:30pm EDT
baltimore city. >>> well, we were just over a week out from those severe storms that knocked out power to more than a half million people, finally getting around to cleanup, and then another storm last night. if you live in baltimore county the bad news is you probably have a lot of debris all over place and the county knows what you're going through and has a plan. there are dumpsters and three permanent drop off facilities, one in white marsh and one in the hail thunderstorm area. >>> the black market is going green. thieves are making big bucks steeling oil from sidewalks and it's happening right here in maryland, too. susan shows us why this business is so lucrative. >> reporter: it's 3:00 a.m., and a man emerges from the red rooster are restaurant, he wears an official vest but instead of unlocking padlocks, he snaps them off. what's he after, believe it or not, cooking oil. >> does somebody just come up and do that sort of thing. i don't know why anybody would want to mess with that nasty stuff. >> reporter: this alleged thief messed with them before. the restaurant surveil
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
under the baltimore city section. >>> well, sum per time means -- summertime means more opportunities for your kids to play yod. >> and the jackson family turmoil continues. now who's in charge of watching michael's kids. [ female announcer ] letting her home be turned into a training facility? ♪ this olympian's mom has been doing it for years. she's got bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. let the spills begin. p&g. proud sponsor of the olympic games. >>> a new study out of denmark shows a group of patients have a higher risk of heart attacks. patients over 60 years old were more than 25% more likely to have a heart attack within two weeks of surgery. six weeks after surgery, the risk of heart attack dropped. >>> summer is a great time for kids to get out and play. sometimes accidents happen. it's best to prevent injuries. the type of shoes your child wears is important. >> wearing closed toe shoes is key. flip-flops or
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Jul 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
and baltimore city continue to be the areas with the most outages. we have baltimore county pat 53,000. the city at 36,000 followed by anne arundel, howard and carroll. let's take a live look at parkville. they're cleaning up from last friday night's storm, but now there's another system -- another system coming in. let's check in with wyatt everhart. >>> we're tracking a line of scattered thunder storms as they push in from the north and west. right out of the gate this is not similar to anything we're facing. unwelcome news. this is a robust garden variety. no severe warning on this storm. the however, we do have a severe storm moving through garrett county, more offing into cumberland, containing quite a bit of lightning. it's an area we have to watch as it pushes from southwest to northeast. after they clear the high country, we could see scattered storms moving into the western suburbs, carroll county and baltimore county. it's unwelcome because that would disrupt power line work which we should continue to
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Jul 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
you a lesson in what's underneath the city of baltimore. first, there's a big mess. there's big holes in the road, 20 person i pipe. that's the pipe that burst. there's trenches all over the place. it's a mess. an awful lot that has to be fixed. now that they know there's an awful lot that needs to be fixed, it will take a lot longer. more of the street has been ripped apart. trenches have been dug. the fences are higher. traffic is still slow as folks more of around light street and the delays are a pain. >> not as bad as i anticipated it. i don't know if it's better traffic or the traffic police, but usually pratt street is a nightmare and i've had to come pratt street after this and its ament been that bad. >> reporter: it's a good thing they're okay. the roads will be closed for another two to three wicks. >> we're looking around august 20th. that's hour goal to get things re-- our goal to get things reopened. >> reporter: the progress has been steady. about three quarters of the 20-inch line has been replaced along with the line that ran next to it. in addition to this the
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Jul 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
search for a new baltimore city police commissioner continues. officials say they have come up with a blue print for improving the department. jeff hager joins us with the details on this. >> in the tough economic times, some police departments cut jobs, pensions and in scranton, pennsylvania, they are only offering the minimum wage. the union leaders say the success in cutting crime here could be jeopardized if the department doesn't enhance recruiting and the benefits of the officers out there on the streets. we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of resources, and taking better care of the police officers on the street who got the job done for you over the last four or five years. >> they call on the department to require two years of college or military service for new recruits. fop brought in a consulting group and compared baltimore's police department to those of other cities to come up with the recommendations over the last year and hopes the search committee will use them to become the next top cop. jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> firefight
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
belonging to a woman in the same circle. >>> tonight baltimore city police are investigating the death of a 41-year-old woman found inside the apartment here in charles village. the woman's decomposed body was found at 123 west 29th street south of hopkins university. police are waiting on an autopsy report. >>> a pair of middle river men have died after a head-on crash. friends say the two attended student orientation at the university of charleston and were northbound on interstate 29 when the car crashed the -- crossed the grassy median. tavon frisbee and cameron shields excelled in sports. >> a great earnings great individual, really hard working person. t avon one of the most outgoing kids. really involved in student government, just an awful shame when you lose two kids who could be leaders. it's an awful situation. >> the men in the other cars will lost their lives, 44-year-old steven ranjo of philadelphia and his father who was 88. >>> all right. a few showers primarily in northeastern maryland. for most of the state, including the ballet area, just a brief, brief isolate
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Jul 2, 2012 5:30pm EDT
county 69,000. baltimore city 59,000. howard, carroll and harford are starting to come back online. when a trough falls in baltimore, everybody knows about it. joce sterman is on northern parkway. pel are living in tree houses, aren't they? >> absolutely. they have no way out unless they want to sneak out the back. this is not just one tree. this is one, two, three, four that have fallen down on the 1100 block of east parkway. these trees, for some of them, come all the way up to the doorway. the only lady had can get out is on the corner, miss judy. her neighbor is in the able to get out. the the whole way. just about 10 minutes ago a representative from the city was here and they have put in the official order to deal with these trees. that's good news. bad news is those guys still don't have power, so they're sweating inside their houses and the worst news is these four trees provided them a great deal of shade and guess what, they are gone for good. so they're dealing with a lot, but they're within set of neighbors dealing with a lot. we saw cars that were crushed by trees in s
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Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
reimburpsd up to 75 -- reimbursed up to 5% of the cost. if improved it would pers go to baltimore city and other counties could be added on. >> there are a few showers. let's take a look with wyatt everhart. >>> we had rain early and then the sun came out. just the reverse today. nothing more than aering of showers. the humidity is quite high, especially thanks to that morning shower action. the heat indexes, low 90s. it's sticky a classic summer afternoon. into the evening 84 by 7:00. and then tomorrow we'll be pushing well back into the 80s. we'll talk about how hot things will get into the first days of august coming up. >>> workers remain on the scene of a ruptured gas line. it happened around 10:30 this morning. people were told to get out of their homes. they're now allowed back. kelly swoope has more. everybody is safe and synd this whole thing started what he contractor was working in the 1100 block of hall street. the leak has been shut off. bge has secured the gas main and people were allowed to head back home but crews are still working on the main. apparently there's a
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